4 Practices To Coach People in Difficult Times
Emotions shape our reality more than facts and trend charts. To coach people in difficult times, the conversation must be about more than the problem. Marcia Reynolds shares 4 practices will enable you to be effective.
Free Online Servant Leadership Summit
I am excited to participate in the Free Online Servant Leadership Summit, hosted by Ken Blanchard and Berrett-Koehler Publishers. You will have an opportunity to hear me, along with over 40 leadership experts, on one of the most important and effective...
3 Keys to Move From Diversity to Real Inclusion
Guest Post by Timothy R. Clark Many organizations have made great strides in creating diverse organizations, but most fall short when it comes to inclusion and fail to realize the full potential for increased creativity, better decisions and higher productivity. They...
Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business… and everything else
As trust in government continues to erode, more and more leaders of purpose-driven companies are taking public stands around issues that impact us as a society. And they are discovering that it is actually good for business.
How to Find Thanks and Gratitude
Grateful people experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better and even have stronger immune systems according to numerous research studies. However, it's not always easy to find thanks and gratitude. We are hard-wired to focus on negativity. And if...
How to Create Shared Values That Guide Your Team to Greater Heights
When a team identifies and commits to living shared values, there is a deeper level of trust, better problem-solving and increased collaboration. Here are seven guidelines to help you identify and live team values that increase performance and trust.
Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders
Leaders lose credibility when they put out a vision statement that is boring or turns people off. Use this vision test to make sure your vision is not simply a wall decoration.
How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals
Olympic athletes use mental imagery to help them win the gold. These 6 tips show how to use mental imagery to acheive your goals.
The Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”
Most planning is for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high probability that something will go wrong. Failing to plan for problems leads to disasters that could have been avoided.
The Quality of Mercy Is Very Much Strained
In an era of 24-hour news cycles and social media, people accused of wrongdoing are assumed guilty, and the quality of mercy has fallen by the wayside. This guest post by John Baldoni reflects themes explored in his newest book GRACE: A Leader’s Guide for a Better Us.
15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World
These 15 quotes by Mary Parker Follett “the mother of modern management” each stand alone but together point the way to creating a world that benefits all.
Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care
My latest blog post “Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care” shares an article my professor, advisor and mentor, Don Carew, handed out at the beginning of each leadership class at Univ of Mass in the mid 1980’s. What does this have to do with leadership? Why is it important for both men and women? Is it still relevant today? I think the answers will be obvious as you read the article. And check out the great conversation in the comments at the end!